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Biology and Health Inequality

Authors
Journal
PLoS Biology
1544-9173
Publisher
Public Library of Science
Publication Date
Volume
5
Issue
11
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.0050267
Keywords
  • Essay
  • Cardiovascular Disorders
  • Diabetes And Endocrinology
  • Evolutionary Biology
  • Public Health And Epidemiology
Disciplines
  • Medicine

Abstract

Intriguing parallels between civil servant and nonhuman primate hierarchies suggest that highly stratified societies foster health inequalities. Determining how social differences translate into chronic disease remains a challenge, but neuroendocrine pathways appear to play a role.

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